How to Attach Leather Straps to Bag

Have you ever looked at a beautiful handcrafted bag with leather straps and suddenly wondered how the straps were attached?

Are you in awe of the craftsmanship, wanting to make something just as gorgeous but not sure where to start? Well hold up there – let’s talk about how to attach leather straps to your own bag! In this blog post we’ll break down all of the steps needed for you to create your very own piece of art. 

We’ll cover everything from selecting the right materials, cutting them properly and attaching them with precision – leaving time for some fun customisation too. So grab your crafting supplies and get ready – because it’s time to experience the joys of leatherworking first-hand!


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How to Attach Leather Straps To Your Bag In 4 Easy Steps

Whether you’re looking to add a bit of flair to an existing bag or creating a new one from scratch, attaching leather straps is an easy way to do so. Sure, it can seem intimidating at first, but with the right tools and just a few simple steps, you’ll be on your way to designing the perfect bag. So if you’ve been wondering how to attach leather straps to your bag, read on!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Before you get started, make sure you have all the supplies you need. You should have some scraps of leather in two different colors (or shades), a heavy-duty needle and thread that matches one of those colors, scissors, a ruler or cutting mat for measuring out your pieces accurately, and a lighter for burning off loose threads. 

If you don’t already own these items, they can easily be found online or at most craft stores. Now that we have our supplies sorted out let’s move on to the next step!

Step 2: Measure and Cut Your Pieces

Now it’s time to measure and cut out your pieces using your ruler or cutting mat as a guide. The length of each strap will depend on the size of your bag so take some time here to figure out exactly what size straps you need before making any cuts. Once everything is measured and cut out correctly it’s time to move onto step 3!

Step 3: Sewing The Straps

Take one of the pieces of leather and fold it in half lengthwise with the good side facing inwards. Line up the edges evenly along both sides then sew them together using a heavy-duty needle and thread that matches one of the colors from your scrap leather pieces. Once your seam is finished use a lighter (carefully!) to burn off any loose threads then repeat this process with the other piece of leather until both ends are sewn together into two loops or straps.

Step 4: Attaching The Straps To Your Bag

Once your straps are sewn together it’s time for the final step—attaching them securely to your bag! Depending on the type of bag you’re working with there are several ways this can be done including lacing them through pre-existing holes in pockets or through reinforced eyelets in fabric bags. For more detailed instructions on how best to attach your straps based on what type of bag you’re working with check out our blog post here!


That’s all there is to it when it comes to attaching leather straps to your favorite bags! With just four easy steps anyone can quickly add stylish detail without having any prior experience with sewing or leatherworking. 

So grab some scrap leather, gather up some basic supplies, measure twice (cut once) then stitch away until all those lovely leather looped straps are ready for action! Good luck!

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